Bienvenue à L'Etoile du Nord!

It has been said that a second language is one of the best gifts a parent can give a child. L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion (LNFI) is the only French immersion school in St. Paul. Our goal is to have all of our students speak and understand French by grade 5.  With many native French speakers on staff and a highly-involved parent community, LNFI offers remarkable learning opportunities to our students. 

School News

France Exchange Info Night

Grades K - 4 Parents:

Join us on Wednesday, January 14th from 5:30-6:30 in the gymnasium at the Upper Campus to learn more about the 5th Grade France Exchange Program. We will discuss the type of program, dates, cost,  and will answer questions.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Download the flyer.

Host Families Wanted

Interested in hosting a visiting exchange student from France next May?  

Dowload the flyer to learn more.

Easy Way to Pay

Try our new website for paying for all school related fees.  Go to pay.spps.org.  You can add money to your child's lunch account or pay for field trips.  

No need to send in checks anymore.  It's fast, easy and secure!

Online Resources

Help your child keep their skills sharp!  Online resources are available at home.
Contact your teacher or Mme Lacey for login information.

IXL Math and Language Arts 
Grades 2-5

SPPS Apps

Brainpop Junior
Brainpop
Brainpop French

Type to Learn 4
Grades 2-5

Tumblebooks

Britannica School

French Speaking Volunteers

We are currently seeking French-speaking individuals

  • to volunteer in classrooms, working with small groups of students
  • to student-teach in classrooms, collaborating with the classroom teacher to plan and deliver instruction.
  • to join our team as a teacher assistant or teacher candidate for next school year!

To learn more, click here

School Profile

Our Principal

Principal Fatima Lemtouni is a fluent native French speaker who also speaks three other languages – Berber, Arabic and English. She brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including a background in teaching different languages to both native and second-language English speakers.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lower Campus (grades K-1):
1305 Prosperity Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:30 - 4 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:15-9:30

Upper Campus (grades 2-5):
1760 Ames Place
St. Paul, MN  55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:40 - 4:10 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:25-9:40


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